At the Oxford Bus Museum we tell the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. Our exhibits include historic preserved horse-drawn vehicles, buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts (bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters, staff uniforms) and lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport history.

Since 2004 we've also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the city. Our impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris's life.

The link between William Morris founder of Morris Motors (who
later became Lord Nuffield) and buses in Oxford, can be traced to
1913 when he and a partner started the first motorbus service in
the city. 2013 was a significant year for us. A double centenary
celebration - 100 years of motorbuses in the city of Oxford and
100 years of car manufacture in Cowley.

We also have a unique collection of 40 vintage bicycles, including a Penny Farthing. It just wouldn't be Oxford without bikes!

Father Christmas

Visit Santa Clause at his unique Bus Grotto on

Sundays 6th and 13th December 2015.

We're open from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
We've games and FREE vintage bus rides to enjoy
whilst children prepare to see Santa.
Every child recieves a little present too!

There is a £3 charge to visit Santa.

We're open: Wednesdays & Sundays 10:30am to 4:30pm

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Our museum is managed and staffed completely by volunteers.
Most are enthusiasts of vintage buses or historic cars, who give up their spare time
for your education and enjoyment.

Our on site facilities include:-

  • two large exhibition halls full of fascinating displays & vehicles;
  • two bus running sheds packed with our operational preserved fleet;
  • a restoration workshop with viewing gallery;
  • a cafe, serving hot & cold drinks, light snacks and ice-creams;
  • a shop, packed with models, books, post cards, posters, gift items;
  • toilets (with disabled access).
    • We're always looking for new volunteers - see the 'Join Us' page.

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We're just 3 miles from Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.

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